International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology

Research Article - International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2018) Volume 6, Issue 1

RECURRENT GASTRITIS IN DOGS DUE TO TOXOCARA CANIS INFECTION IN A KENNEL

Toxocara canis is a worldwide distributed gastrointestinal roundworm of dogs with severe potential zoonotic issues. Present communication reports the recurrent gastritis due to T. canis in a kennel with five dogs. Dogs with history of recurrent vomitions and enteritis were presented to the clinic and examination revealed dullness, rough hair coat, tenesmus and passing foul smell diarrhoea. One white colour warm was noticed in the vomitous and faecal examination revealed presence of Toxocara canis eggs. Based on the history of dogs in a kennel and microscopic examination of the faeces, it was diagnosed as gastritis due to persistence T. canis infection. All the dogs were successfully treated with pyrantel pamoate at 5 mg/kg body weight orally for three consecutive days along with the supportive therapy.

Author(s): S Sivajothi and B Sudhakara Reddy

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